Monthly Archives: January 2012
The good stars met in your horoscope, Made you of spirit, fire and dew. – Robert Browning (in Evelyn Hope)
Unilever is a huge company, comprised of many brand names that you will probably be familiar with, both in the UK and abroad. Unilever is responsible for 20% of all palm oil farmed annually. This is a listing of their brands, provided to help you make environmentally-aware shopping decisions. Continue reading
Palm Oil is a vegetable oil derived from the fruit of the African Palm Oil Tree (Elaeis Guineensis), and is found in hundreds of food and body products on the market today. The palm oil tree originated in West Africa, but can be grown in any hot, humid climate. Today almost all of our palm oil comes from Indonesia and Malaysia, where huge swathes of rainforest are cleared for it to be planted.
As a direct result of this clearing, animals’ habitats are destroyed, the animals themselves are killed, and ecosystems are thrown out of balance. The fields of Palm Oil Trees that replace the tropical rainforest don’t allow anywhere near the same levels of biodiversity, and the plants and animals that survive the peat-draining, tree-felling and ground-burning must move or die. This includes endangered species such as the orangutan, the Sumatran rhino, the pygmy elephant of Borneo, and the Sumatran tiger. Continue reading
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Vitamin A / Beta-Carotene
Found in: Liver, egg yolks, whole milk, butter, fortified margarine, and fortified reduced fat and skim milk. Beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, is found in dark-green leafy vegetables, deep yellow and orange vegetables, and fruits.
Doses and overdoses: Recommended dose for men is 0.7mg, for women 0.6mg. Do not exceed 1.5mg daily. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, which will be stored in the liver and fatty tissues for future use.
Uses and warnings: Essential for normal vision, gene expression, bone growth, healthy skin, hair, and nails, and resistance to infection. Large doses of vitamin A are toxic and cause liver damage as well as birth defects if consumed during first months of pregnancy. Over time, an excess of vitamin A may also build up and weaken bones. Large doses of beta-carotene can cause skin to yellow and may increase cancer risk in smokers. Continue reading
There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. - Hindu Proverb
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day. - Thornton Wilder
I. The Peace-Pipe
II. The Four Winds
III. Hiawatha’s Childhood
IV. Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis
V. Hiawatha’s Fasting
VI. Hiawatha’s Friends
VII. Hiawatha’s Sailing
VIII. Hiawatha’s Fishing
IX. Hiawatha and the Pearl-Feather
X. Hiawatha’s Wooing
XI. Hiawatha’s Wedding-Feast
XII. The Son of the Evening Star
XIII. Blessing the Corn-Fields
XV. Hiawatha’s Lamentation
XVII. The Hunting of Pau-Puk-Keewis
XVIII. The Death of Kwasind
XIX. The Ghosts
XX. The Famine
XXI. The White Man’s Foot
XXII. Hiawatha’s Departure